Dating fender amps by serial number part v typological sequence dating

These dates will tell when the original part was manufactured, but are not exact indicators of when the guitar was actually put together and finished.

Who knows how long it was waiting in the Fender factory before finding its way into a Tele?

Like the body and neck dates, using serial numbers to date a Fender is not a sure bet.

For Fender during the turning point era of the mid-'60s, check out Fender and the CBS Takeover.

Through much of Fender's production history, Fender workers would print or write a production date on both bodies and necks where the two pieces meet.

Some browsing around the Fender section of the Price Guide can definitely help you find which model you have.

We also have some other blog posts related to Fender that can hopefully be of some help.This can be a tall order for someone less versed in guitar history, but we do have some resources here on Reverb to help you out.For starters, there's the Reverb Price Guide which has thousands of entries with pictures and details on various guitars and other gear.While doing research on Fender amps in general, and the Champ in particular, I came across the most amazing series of articles by Greg Gagliano on the subject. If you have any interest in vintage Fender tube amps, without question you’ve got to read them all.The process that went into figuring all of this stuff out over 6 years and countless owners of vintage Fender amps is hands down an amazing story.Combined with what we saw with dating a tweed Fender Champ by the tube chart and speaker code, I’m feeling pretty good that all of the various dating methods point to early 1959 for my amp.